Remembering Ms. Myers

By: Rachel Withers Email
By: Rachel Withers Email

Classes continued at Parkersburg High School Monday, despite the death of art teacher Vickie Myers.

The former Miss West Virginia was found dead in her home Sunday afternoon.

The school flag flew at half-staff Monday, just one small sign of the somber mood filling the P.H.S. halls.

Principal Ralph Board has appointed a substitute teacher, who will lead Ms. Myers' classes for the remainder of the year.

Grief counselors were on hand to help students and faculty begin the painful process of healing.

Principal Ralph Board says, "We'll get through this. Our staff is extremely professional, and our students are just great kids. I'm confident that we'll be okay. It's gonna take some time to heal, but we'll be okay."

Myers has been the subject of much criticism, after three recent drunk driving arrests.

Since her death, talk has surfaced that Myers was terminated from her teaching position last Friday.

Board says that is not true.

Myers' body remains in Charleston, where it's currently undergoing autopsy.

It could be days before police have the results of those tests, but they don't suspect foul play.

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